For those of you who read my other thread about Storm and offered suggestions, THANK YOU!
I went today and looked at several horses from rescues to leases to flat out purchases. I ended up finding the PERFECT horse!
His name is Stiffler (don't ask... I'm too ashamed to tell HAHA) and he is a 6yr old bay QH gelding. He's a bit on the chubby side from not being ridden a lot recently but he was a dream to ride! Had a very nice easy walk and a GORGEOUS trot! He spooked once at a piece of paper on the arena floor (of all things!) but he didn't jump away from it. He simply stopped. That's one thing I LOVE about him. If he's being stubborn or is confused, he just stops. He never once offered to buck even when he was testing how much I'd let him get away with.
The odd thing with him was he was the same size as Storm but I didn't feel like he was. I felt like he was waaay shorter... It was really odd but I felt SOOO safe on him! I am so incredibly happy right now :) He is a truly GREAT horse and is perfect for me!
Someone posted on another thread when you are looking for the perfect horse for you, when safety is your primary concern, looks and breed go out the window. THAT IS SO TRUE! I really thought I wanted a flashy horse or one that people would just go "wow" at but I found with those horses came the attitudes. With Stiffler I know people will go "wow" because of how gentle and well mannered he is! Well... except for one area LMBO!!
Anyways, I just wanted to post a HUGE thank you to everyone who responded to my questions! I really look forward to getting to know everyone as I spend more time here!